Understanding ROPA: A Prelude to Patient Success Stories at Cyprus IVF Hospital

Reciprocal IVF at Cyprus IVF Hospital

ROPA (Reception of Oocytes from the Partner), also known as Reciprocal IVF or Co-IVF is a process enabling both members of a same-sex female couple to participate actively in the pregnancy process. One partner donates her eggs for embryo creation, and the other carries the pregnancy, allowing one to be the genetic mother and the […]

Overcoming Advanced Maternal Age and Complex Infertility Issues – Real Patient Cases

Laura Cooke explores IVF success stories with PGT-A. The accompanying image captures a moment of triumph as a woman fist bumps the air.

At Cyprus IVF Hospital, a leading center for reproductive medicine under the expert guidance of Dr. Serap Kağan, remarkable stories of hope, resilience, and medical triumph unfold regularly. These patient success stories are not just narratives of personal journeys; they are testaments to the advanced capabilities of modern fertility treatments and the profound impact of […]

Navigating Low Ovarian Reserve and IVF: Expert Insights

Navigating Low Ovarian Reserve and IVF: Expert Insights

The journey of understanding and navigating the nuances of reproductive health can often be intricate and overwhelming. It’s a terrain where knowledge meets emotions, science intersects with aspirations, and where every patient needs clarity. Thankfully, with the guidance of experts from UR Vistahermosa, we will be able to give you the information you need about […]

Embryo Monitoring – Real Patient Cases

Laura Cooke explores IVF success stories with PGT-A. The accompanying image captures a moment of triumph as a woman fist bumps the air.

Facing infertility challenges can be emotionally draining for couples dreaming of parenthood. However, with the assistance of cutting-edge reproductive technologies, fertility clinics like Clínica Tambre are offering renewed hope and improved outcomes. In this article, we explore the remarkable success stories of patients who achieved pregnancy by employing specialized techniques such as sperm selection using […]

Failed IVF cycles – Real Patient Cases

Laura Cooke explores IVF success stories with PGT-A. The accompanying image captures a moment of triumph as a woman fist bumps the air.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has revolutionized reproductive medicine, offering hope to couples struggling with infertility. However, despite advancements in technology and techniques, not all IVF cycles result in successful pregnancies. To understand this problem, examining the factors contributing to failed IVF cycles and exploring the clinical perspectives surrounding this complex issue is essential. This article […]

IVF ICSI Explained

IVF ICSI Explained 5

ICSI and IVF treatments are universally offered by clinics and are accessible by single patients as well as those in same-sex relationships. Our IVF experts respond to your questions about preparing for an ICSI or IVF treatment, what to expect and the chances of success. IVF ICSI what you should know What is the key […]

IVF sex selection – availability, costs and dilemmas

The article delves into the topic of using IVF to choose gender. The featured image portrays two eggs, each adorned with male and female symbols.

It has been suggested that the development of IVF and assisted reproductive technology have been the standout achievements of clinical and scientific discovery over the last century, perhaps ever. If you ask anyone of the millions who have benefitted from IVF you would be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree. IVF and assisted […]

IVF with PGT-A (PGS) explained

PGT-A - preimplantation genetic tests for embryos

PGT-A, which was formerly known as PGS refers to a genetic testing procedure. We consider the merits of the procedure and its use in response to your IVF questions. PGT-A is short for, pre-implantation genetic testing for aneuploidy. Aneuploidy refers to the existence of one or more (or missing) chromosomes which leads to unequal balance […]

Egg donation IVF explained

Egg Donation IVF Guide

IVF treatment using donor eggs (egg donation) has become one of the most sought after IVF treatments worldwide. Determining the best country for egg donation involves considering factors such as legal regulations, success rates, and ethical standards. Egg donation (IVF with donor eggs) treatment involves fertilizing fresh or previously frozen eggs (oocytes) which have been […]

Endometrial Scratching in IVF – When, How, If and Prospective Outcomes Explained

Endometrial Scratching in IVF - Outcomes Explained

Endometrial scratching is a medical procedure that involves the mechanical injury of the endometrial lining of the uterus. The procedure is performed using a small plastic or metal catheter and aims to improve the chances of successful embryo implantation during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. UR Vistahermosa is a fertility clinic in Spain that specialises […]

Do fertility doctors recommend performing PGS in egg donation cycles?

IVF Questions Answered by Experts

Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is one of the most commonly used diagnostic tests in modern embryology. It allows fertility specialists to identify chromosomally correct embryos from those carrying defects. Aneuploid embryos don’t implant well (and even if they do, they can result in further complications). By selecting the right embryo to transfer, pregnancy rates shoot […]

What should I avoid before embryo transfer?

IVF Questions Answered by Experts

Here we share some of our fertility experts’ answers. Answer from:Raúl Olivares, MD Gynaecologist, Medical Director & Owner Barcelona IVF In my opinion, there’s nothing in particular that should be avoided before the embryo transfer. Of course, if you have been through an IVF cycle and your ovaries have been stimulated, plus you’ve gone through […]

How long do you need to take progesterone after IVF?

IVF Questions Answered by Experts

Progesterone prepares the lining of the endometrium to help the embryo implant. When you’re going through IVF treatment, fertility experts prescribe progesterone starting from the time of the egg retrieval, and once you get pregnant, it is advisable to continue. For how long should you be taking progesterone after the IVF cycle? Answer from:Raúl Olivares, […]

How can I make my first IVF successful?

IVF Questions Answered by Experts

Here we share some of our fertility experts’ answers. Answer from:Raúl Olivares, MD Gynaecologist, Medical Director & Owner Barcelona IVFTo be honest, in regard to improving the quality of gametes (egg cells) and therefore improving the quality of the embryos that we transfer, there is very little that you can do. However, we still recommend […]

Surrogacy – legal aspects in popular destinations

Surrogacy Law

Surrogacy can be very complicated when it comes to laws and regulations, especially if you are planning to go abroad and find a surrogate there. It is very much recommended that you seek legal advice before making any decisions. Laws about surrogacy can be very different in each country and this could lead to some […]

The To-do List – Fertility Story – By Sadie Scotch

Fertility Story - By Sadie Scotch

I’m generally pretty lucky. I usually win at various lotteries, bingo, whatever. So I was pretty sure my fertility results, even though I’d been on birth control for decades and was 38 years old, were going to be top-notch. But I wasn’t a winner, I was a loser, I noted, as I read the words, […]

How To Cope With IVF Failures – What Happens To Your Body?

The article explores what to do after failed IVF. The featured image depicts a woman examining a pregnancy test.

Improvements in assisted reproductive technology are continuously nudging up IVF success rates and these improvements are being replicated in treatment centers around the world. Whilst success rates are rising, the number of patients accessing IVF treatments is also increasing. A successful IVF cycle may not be achieved the first time which means that in real […]

8 Tips for Finding the Best Surrogacy Agency

8 Tips for Finding the Best Surrogacy Agency

Whether you’re planning to grow your family as intended parents or you want to give the gift of life as a surrogate, choosing the right surrogate agency is essential. You want a company that cares about you and will help you along every step of the way. The best surrogacy agencies will help you find […]

Best IVF apps for 2024

The article explores the landscape of infertility apps. Accompanying the text is an image capturing a woman engrossed in her phone.

Like any invasive medical procedure, IVF treatment can be complex and for anyone considering it or undergoing it, there might be a number of questions, issues, or concerns that might require addressing prior, during or after the procedure. Patients may also require support during what is naturally an extremely fraught and potentially anxious laden time. […]

Interview with Dr. Antonio Gosálvez from Quironsalud Madrid

Fertility Road Exclusive Interview

…The more you give to your patients the better you will sleep at night… Dr. Antonio Gosálvez, MD, PhD, University Hospital Quironsalud in Madrid We have interviewed Dr. Antonio Gosálvez – Fertility Unit Director at University Hospital Quironsalud in Madrid who treated more than 10,000 patients during his career! Antonio Gosálvez is behind our Fertility […]

Fertility Journey Patient’s Case Study – Stacey and Kurt from the UK

Fertility Road Patients Case Study

About the couple Stacey and Kurt contacted us (University Hospital Quironsalud Madrid) from the UK. They were deeply emotionally affected for a year after their previous unsuccessful IVF cycle in Birmingham in 2019. Our first meeting was a Zoom video consultation of about an hour on Sept 20. She was a young 29y woman coming […]

What is IVF treatment?

What is IVF - Guide for IVF patients

The history behind IVF Oldham, England, July 1978 a baby was born. It was an ordinary baby but at the same time, it was unique. Her name was Louise Brown and she was the first-ever baby to be born using In vitro fertilization. All the eyes in the world were on Louise and the pioneers […]

IVF step by step

IVF treatment step by step

To start thinking of IVF treatment you first need to rule out other options like different infertility treatments or change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You should start with seeing your general practitioner (family doctor) who will check your medical history and examine you physically. He will then probably recommend some tests to be […]

7 Best Fertility Apps for 2024

The article delves into the apps for family planning. In the accompanying image, a woman is seen pointing towards a screen.

The development and proliferation of modern day fertility apps which are designed to track menstrual cycles was one of the most eagerly anticipated innovations by women trying to achieve pregnancy by synchronizing intercourse with ovulation to identify the most fertile days. The interest in, and sale of fertility apps and products such as home testing […]

IVF Refund Programs – Are they Worth It?

IVF refund guarantee - money back

Despite advances in science and medical knowledge couples have to consider the possibility that IVF treatment might not be successful in the first instance. Can refund guarantee programmes guarantee success? The answer is obviously not, however, what they can guarantee is peace of mind. Such schemes can prove a cost-effective way of limiting financial outlay […]

Infertility issues – FertiAlly – Signposting with Experience

Fertility Questions Answered by Top Experts

Once you have emotionally accepted a diagnosis of infertility it is wise to take some time out to carefully consider your next steps. You will have to consider what options you have, the treatments available, their success rates, their cost or possibly whether to consider an alternative path which does not involve treatment at all. Whatever […]

The best PMS attack plan to reduce symptoms and suffering

The article discusses PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and its various aspects. The accompanying image illustrates different symptoms associated with PMS, providing visual context.

This Guide will examine the main causes of premenstrual syndrome, its most common symptoms and how they might be tackled to ensure that your daily life prior to your menstrual period is as stress and pain-free as possible. It will demonstrate how some small lifestyle changes can make your normal activities that more comfortable before […]

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